BlueWind, an Escambia County manufacturer of high-performance composite materials — chiefly nacelles or wind turbine housings— was honored by GE Vernova at the 2023 General Electric Onshore Wind Supplier Conference and Awards held at Pensacola Beach, Florida.
BlueWind was named “Supplier Spirit of Alliance,” an award given to only 22 companies among all of GE’s global suppliers.
The award honors suppliers that base their activities on the pillars of Sustainability, Safety & Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation.
“We applaud BlueWind in reaching this milestone achievement as a premier supplier to GE Vernova, Pensacola,” said Danita Andrews. “This unique recognition serves as testament to BlueWind’s dedication to excellence, innovation in composites manufacturing, and the commitment of their entire family of employees.”
GE leadership presented their strategic planning for the next ten years. With a targeted increase in production capacity from 45 to an impressive 75 nacelles per week, GE is channeling substantial resources, including a $50 million investment in the Pensacola plant.
“The entire BlueWind team was very proud of the award given by GE, as it recognizes our core values and shows that we are on the right path as high-performance composites manufacturers. Besides, we are excited about GE’s plans, our strategic partner since the beginning of BlueWind’s activities”, comments Zolet.
From January 2020 to date, BlueWind has provided more than 1,700 nacelle covers to GE.